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Depression

Is Your Child Depressed?

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Frequent sadness or crying


Hopelessness


Persistent low energy and boredom


Social isolation, poor communication


Guilt and low self-esteem


Extreme sensitivity to rejection or failure


Increased irritability, anger, or hostility


Difficulty with relationships


Frequent complaints of headaches or stomaches


Poor performance in school


Not eating, trouble sleeping


Talk or efforts to run away from home


Decreased interest in favorite activities


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